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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame it's not Ken Bruce who's leaving.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Shame it's not Ken Bruce who's leaving.


I like listening to Ken Bruce. So you don't think I should?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ella Sailyour wrote:
Scott Nelson wrote:
Shame it's not Ken Bruce who's leaving.


I like listening to Ken Bruce. So you don't think I should?

Ella


Don't let me stop you. Ken Bruce reminds me of Rab C. Nesbitt. I bet he wears a string vest in the studio.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Don't let me stop you.


I won't, Mr. scot.

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Ken Bruce reminds me of Rab C. Nesbitt. I bet he wears a string vest in the studio.


Is tharra fack? Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott Nelson wrote:
Shame it's not Ken Bruce who's leaving.


You'd better not let Natasha hear you saying things like that.... Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott Nelson wrote:
Shame it's not Ken Bruce who's leaving.


That's fighting talk <spit> where I come from!

Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo! <rolls fists in the ever-popular, egging-on, gesture> Come on, come on! Stick em up, three rounds, no holds barred! I'm short but I'm fiesty Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken is my second favourite so I will join Natasha *rolls up sleeves and shakes fist* Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott,

How the devil can you say that KB sounds like Rab C, Nesbitt????

They have totally different accents. As a Scot myself, I can hear the difference, and if you listened carefully, so would you. But I can under stand how you'd think that way, and that we all talk like Rab C.

I read elsewhere on these boards that you were in Lakeside recently, and you live on the borders of Essex and East London. Having just spent eight and a half years living and working within a mile of Lakeside, I could not get to grips with the accent. To me it was a foreigh accent.

You all talked the same. I felt that I was in some faded, past set of Eastenders, or "Only Fools 'n Horses" where I should have addressed my boss as "Guv", and littered my conversation with the likes of "Cushtie" and "lubbly jubbly" - at least that's how I was talked to at times!

Oh well, Scotty, Happy Xmas, and lang may your lumb reek!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Scott,

How the devil can you say that KB sounds like Rab C, Nesbitt????

They have totally different accents. As a Scot myself, I can hear the difference, and if you listened carefully, so would you. But I can under stand how you'd think that way, and that we all talk like Rab C.

I read elsewhere on these boards that you were in Lakeside recently, and you live on the borders of Essex and East London. Having just spent eight and a half years living and working within a mile of Lakeside, I could not get to grips with the accent. To me it was a foreigh accent.

You all talked the same. I felt that I was in some faded, past set of Eastenders, or "Only Fools 'n Horses" where I should have addressed my boss as "Guv", and littered my conversation with the likes of "Cushtie" and "lubbly jubbly" - at least that's how I was talked to at times!

Oh well, Scotty, Happy Xmas, and lang may your lumb reek!


Dearest Iain,

I find Ken Bruce smug, patronising and arrogant...he mumbles and I sometimes have trouble understanding what he's saying...he's never been one of my favourites and I often switch him off within 10 minutes or so...the style and format of his show is stale...ditch him and replace with Richard Allinson. .
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ella Sailyour wrote:
Yes, I like listening to Ken Bruce, too. Most enjoyable.

Ella


What is so good about the boring bloke?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ella Sailyour wrote:
Yes, I do rather like Ken Bruce as well. Most entertaining.

Ella


What is so great about the boring bloke?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there an echo in here? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Natasha wrote:
Well, I like him - so there <sticky out tongue emoticon>


Eh, Natasha, there IS one!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ella Sailyour wrote:
Natasha wrote:
Well, I like him - so there


Yes, me too. I think he's most amusing to listen to - especially his banter with the very fine Lynn Bowles. Excellent prime time radio.

Ella


And you have the audacity to mock Chris Evans...at least he's not stuck in the past like Ken Bruce is (who is as boring as a Sunday).
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He isn't boring, he's a nice fella, so there *blows rasberry*

We've almost got a mini Ken Bruce appreciation society going here Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And you have the audacity to mock Chris Evans...at least he's not stuck in the past like Ken Bruce is (who is as boring as a Sunday).


Yes, I like good honest professionalism, too. Ken is precisely that. Excellent primetime radio in the morning. It's nice not to be shouted at by a gobby egocentric.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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He is a true professional, I don't think he would have lasted as long if he wasn't.


Only because he's a lazy good-for-nothing like Wogan...he also needs a kick up the ar se, too.
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Don't start on Terry Crying or Very sad He's a lovely fella.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Only because he's a lazy good-for-nothing like Wogan...he also needs a kick up the ar se, too.


It's fascinating that many, many, many listeners think otherwise, however.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thread was split by admin.

This part starts as a gripe so it's the Gripes about Ken Bruce thread Rolling Eyes


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy tea slurper wrote:
Don't start on Terry Crying or Very sad He's a lovely fella.


I hope Jonathan Ross replaces him...SOON! I'm fed up with Wogan's "Janet and John" stories, the same tired gags and predictable and bland playlist. How many times will he play those boring records with a woman singing at high pitch plucking a harp? Rolling Eyes

Jonathan Ross would bring the breakfast show back to life!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't listen to them then Rolling Eyes

Ross would be a disaster but Terry isn't going anywhere yet.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy tea slurper wrote:

Ross would be a disaster but Terry isn't going anywhere yet.

Thank goodness for that. Morning is all I can listen to on R2 these days. Afternoons just don't do for me now Rolling Eyes Mind you I do miss Sally.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott Nelson wrote:
I hope Jonathan Ross replaces him...SOON! I'm fed up with Wogan's "Janet and John" stories, the same tired gags and predictable and bland playlist. How many times will he play those boring records with a woman singing at high pitch plucking a harp? Rolling Eyes

Jonathan Ross would bring the breakfast show back to life!


I must have missed the 'woman singing at high pitch plucking a harp' last week, Scott. As for Janet & John, well the stories are still entertaining to me (if I'm driving I have to remember to park up somewhere in advance - not good to drive with obscured vision due to tears of laughter), but then again I welcome the interplay between El Presidente, Deadly, Boggy and Fran, too. As for a predictable playlist, you're evidently not listening to the same mornings as I am.

You'd best stay clear of WUTW this week, then, because Boggy is back so no doubt a couple of J&J stories at least.

Keep JR where he is on a Saturday morning - five times a week would be overkill, IMHO.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boggy is retiring next summer so that will probably be the end of J+J anyway. It's only on on a Tuesday & Thursday every 3 weeks, I don't think that's excessive, the stories are very short and easy enough to avoid.
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Toggy tea slurper wrote:
Boggy is retiring next summer so that will probably be the end of J+J anyway. It's only on on a Tuesday & Thursday every 3 weeks, I don't think that's excessive, the stories are very short and easy enough to avoid.


Exactly.

Can I also state her that I don't mind Ken Bruce either? He's reasonably funny, reads out stuff at his own expense, plays some good new music from time to time and there's some good banter between him and Lynn. Managed to listen to him each weekday for three months at work last year when I was on a 'special project' and there was nothing wrong with his show. I still manage to catch his show if I'm off through the week or if I've got spare time at the end of the week after all my other 'Listen Again' favourites.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott Nelson wrote:
Jonathan Ross would bring the breakfast show back to life!


And would sound like every other radio station in the country. And I don't think "Mr. Ego and his sychophantic sidekick" could sustain it for very long anyhow. He does have several other broadcasting commitments, after all. Thankfully!

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Ross dosen't need to bring it to life since it isn't dead Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:24 pm    Post subject: Gripes About Ken Bruce Reply with quote

Re: the woman with a high voice playing a harp. Have Radio 2 actually playlisted Joanna Newsom's 'Ys', which I would have expected to be more suited to Mark Radcliffe's show rather than Wogan's? Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken Bruce has to be the smuggest man on Radio. The man is totally up himself-makes out he is so superior to everyone else.

Hopefully he will be shipped out to local radio soon.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Ken Bruce has to be the smuggest man on Radio. The man is totally up himself-makes out he is so superior to everyone else.

Hopefully he will be shipped out to local radio soon.



You take him too serious.
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Ken is one of the nicest people on Radio 2, I don't find him smug at all.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Ken Bruce has to be the smuggest man on Radio.

It might help your arguement if you could give some examples as I cant hear smug from him. A few too many fallbacks on the same old gags like Terry does for sure, but I dont hear smug when I listen to him. More self deprecation than smug I would say.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got to agree with Toggy and Ern, Ken Bruce is not at all smug.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Ken Bruce has to be the smuggest man on Radio. The man is totally up himself-makes out he is so superior to everyone else.

Hopefully he will be shipped out to local radio soon.


Mark, I completely agree. The sooner Ken Bruce is axed, the better. Replace with Richard Allinson.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott Nelson wrote:
Mark, I completely agree. The sooner Ken Bruce is axed, the better. Replace with Richard Allinson.


There is a certain ironic quality to your suggestion I hope. If you are serious I would have to doubt your sensibilities.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatever.

I cannot stand Ken Bruce. He's rubbish.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, there's nothing wrong with smugness if you are a very popular radio presenter. Bruce is OK - I rarely listen but he talks just like me Smile

Chris Evans and Ross are more smug, or smugger Confused

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